Admission for international exchange students

How to apply for exchange at OsloMet and select courses.

If you want to take a full master's degree at OsloMet, check out how to apply for our international master's degrees.

  • How to apply for exchange

    Check if your institution has an exchange agreement with OsloMet and read through our admission requirements. Contact your home institution for information on how to get nominated for exchange.

    Once you have been successfully nominated by your home institution, OsloMet will send you an e-mail with your individual application number and a link to our application form. You should receive the e-mail from international@oslomet.no within 48 hours.

    In order to apply, you will need both your application number and the link from the e-mail.

    In the application, you will be asked to indicate if you will be applying for housing through SiO - the Student Welfare Association and if you have any special needs.

    If you do not receive the link to the application form, check your spam filter for e-mails from international@oslomet.no. If you cannot find it there, please confirm with your home institution that they have successfully nominated you and ask which e-mail address they used when completing the nomination.

  • Select courses

    Check out available courses for exchange students.

    When selecting from our list of courses for Exchange students, please make sure you select relevant courses and get approval from your home institution.

    Please note that we cannot guarantee your selected courses, as access depends on many factors such as availability, timetable compatibility, etc.

  • Admission requirements

    Please read all the nomination, admission and documentation requirements carefully. You might find additional admission requirements on the description page of each of the courses you are selecting.

    To qualify for exchange at OsloMet, you have to

    • be a student at an institution with an exchange agreement with OsloMet
    • be approved and nominated to study at OsloMet by your home institution by the nomination deadline 23 September / 1 April
    • meet the requirements for English proficiency
    • upload all the required documents for admission as a part of your application
  • Required documentation

    Please upload the following scanned documents, not exceeding 30 MB. when you apply for exchange:

    • transcript of records in English
    • your bachelor's degree diploma (for master's students only)
    • a copy of the picture page in your passport, or a copy of your national ID card (EU/EEA/Swiss nationals only)
    • proof of English proficiency (not applicable to Erasmus+ students, and certain other groups specified here)
    • learning agreement describing your selection of courses and approval of the selection by your home institution. If you are unable to secure a signature on your learning agreement, please submit an unsigned version with your course selection.
    • for Erasmus+ students: request the Learning agreement from your home institution
    • the OsloMet learning agreement template for non-Erasmus+ students (PDF)
    • certain courses/subject fields require additional documents, see list below. We do not accept .zip files

    Additional documentation for

    • Clinical placements within the Health sciences: proof of negative MRSA and TB (student.oslomet.no) before starting a placement. In some cases, you might need to provide proof of negative TB-testing, or proof of vaccinations.  As the requirements vary between the different clinical facilities, you will receive more information about what applies to you before the start of any clinical placement.
    • Culture and Identity – Nordic Childhoods (BLH3210, BLH3220) : a police clearance certificate stating you fit to work with minors in a school setting, with no criminal record, dated within the last year, in either English or a Scandinavian language. To be handed in to the International Coordinator at OsloMet, within the first week of studies. 
    • European Project Semester (EPS): a motivation letter describing your academic interests and ambitions.
    • All Courses at the Department of Art, Design and Drama:  your CV, and a portfolio containing 5-10 examples of your work with a short, written description for each work. Pdf.-files are preferable. 
    • All Courses at the Department of Product Design:  requires a motivation letter describing why you are interested in taking Product Design, your CV, and an illustrated portfolio containing examples of your work, with a description of the process and argumentation for the choices you made during the development of your example projects.
  • Application deadline

    International exchange students must send in the application by 

    • 1 October for studies in the spring semester (January-June)
    • 15 April for studies in the autumn semester (August-December)
  • Apply for housing

    As soon as you have submitted your application for studies at OsloMet, you can apply for affordable student housing through SiO - the Student Welfare Association. There is no need to wait until you receive the admission results.  

    Read more about how to apply for accommodation (student.oslomet.no).

    Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee student housing through SiO. If your application through SiO is unsuccessful or  you choose to rent privately for any other reason, we suggest starting your search through a rental search engine or a rental agency (student.oslomet.no).

    Read more about SiOs accommodation types and prices (sio.no).

  • Notification of admission decisions

    We process applications based on nominations, our admission criteria, and availability, and send out admission letters continuously.

    A nomination does not guarantee admission, but everyone will be notified of the admission decision as soon as the application has been processed.

    If you have not received notification by mid-May or mid-October please contact us.

  • Declaration of Acceptance

    In your Admission Letter you will receive a link to our Declaration of Acceptance, where you can accept or decline your offer to study at OsloMet by 28 May or 28 October.

    You will also receive a link to our Pre-Arrival Guide (student.oslomet.no) with more information about housing, visa application, insurance, and studying at OsloMet to guide you through the next steps of the process.

  • Partner information

  • Pandemic under control in Norway

    The pandemic is currently under control in Norway. There are no active restrictions neither in Norway, nor upon entering the country, though restrictions on travel from your home country might still be in place.

    Please be aware that restrictions might be implemented again and that OsloMet cannot take any responsibility for changes or cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Questions about your application?

If you have questions regarding your application, course content, housing or any other aspect of your exchange, do not hesitate to contact our us by e-mail.

If you have questions regarding course selection, please ask your home institution for guidance and approval.

Exchange at OsloMet

  • Exchange students

    Enrich your education and get a taste of life in a cosmopolitan Scandinavian capital city surrounded by beautiful nature. Spending a semester or a year on exchange at OsloMet will give you memories for life.